FIA President Jean Todt Reveals Plans to Run for Second Term

September 9, 2013

FIA President Jean Todt has revealed he will run for a second term as head of the motorsport governing body.

The 57-year-old will be up against David Ward, who declared his bid following his resignation as FIA Foundation president, in order to stand in the December vote.

Todt succeeded Max Mosley when he was elected in 2009 and said: “We have started something [at the FIA].

“It’s like climbing a mountain. We try to go up and up. We’re at 3,000 metres, but there is still some way to go.”

Ward is a former adviser to Mosley and also a former adviser to the Labour Party in the UK.

Frenchman Todt added: “It is now the FIA community who will decide if they want to elect me or not. Honestly, I am very relaxed on that.”